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So You Want To Race To Bermuda - -That is the title of the Marion Bermuda Race Presentation series happening this fall in locations around New England. Many sailors, racers and cruisers alike, want to make the offshore passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go.

There is an additional special reason in 2017 to make the passage…the Race will finish in Bermuda just prior to the finals of the 35th America’s Cup. A lot of planning and coordination has gone into the 2017 race to insure all participants that want to stay for the America’s Cup will have that opportunity. Limited special dockage arrangements are in place, spectator boats to the racing and special tours of the race compound are all on the agenda.  So don’t miss the opportunity to have a front row seat to the America’s Cup while enjoying a wonderful offshore sailing event…the Marion Bermuda Race.

A Book by Mark Gabrielson -

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For the past 40 years, the Marion Bermuda Race has offered Corinthian sailors the opportunity to sail competitively in a serious offshore ocean race. Read all about how it began and highlights through the years.

SampleView a sample of the Forward, Contents and Introduction.

Being a sailor and a self-described racing sailor, I wondered, “Who wouldn’t want a front row seat to the America’s Cup?” The America’s Cup Event Authority had several options for the venue for the 35th AC in 2017, and they selected the beautiful island of Bermuda. So, one might ask, “Why Bermuda?”

Well, the racing will take place on the Great Sound, a terrific enclosed body of water that offers flat seas and consistent wind…perfect for foiling multihulls. Bermuda is well known for its hospitality…wonderful restaurants, beautiful hotels and extensive use of their greatest resource, the water. Plus, they have a very engaged population that do all in their power to make you feel welcome while you are on their island.

So, how do you get to have that front row seat? Well, you can fly there – it’s only an hour and a half flight. You could book a cruise ship…fun, but doesn’t lend itself to the full island experience. The best way for we sailors is to sail there, and what better way to do that than with 60 or 70 of your closest friends as part of the Marion Bermuda Race.

Full article by Ray Cullum in Windcheck magazine